Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's My 1 Year Bloggiversary! And another crazy idea . . .

I was thinking of doing something spectacular to celebrate the fact that one year ago today I wrote the first post on this blog. But I really can't think of anything, so I'm just writing a post--my 157th post.

I am amazed that I've had this much to say and still don't feel like I've covered near enough subject matter. I love that my blog has followers and readers outside of my family which I really didn't expect. I love that I've been able to learn from you all as well. I've had a lot of fun with this project this past year, and hope it's proven helpful for some of you. So thank you for making it as enjoyable as it has been and for stopping by to read my crazy adventures and leave your comments! It wouldn't be the same without you.

And just for fun, here's another crazy idea I had that I'm milling over: I took tap and ballet classes when I was a kid and loved it. I'd really like to get my girls (8 and 5) into dance class, especially tap. The only dance class in town is not really to my liking and teaches mostly "cheer" type dance. I know there's a place 20 miles away that teaches classic tap and ballet, but I really can't afford to put both my girls in their classes AND spend the time and gas money to get there and back at least once a week plus the cost of shoes, outfits, etc. So I'm dreaming up how I can use our shop as a Mom and Me tap studio for me and my girls and we'll just have class once a week or whatever by ourselves. The problem is that I really don't remember all that much about tap dance although I think it would come back pretty quick with a little instruction, so I've Netflixed a couple of DVD's on beginning tap and if I end up doing this I'll probably buy one or two of them, get a portable DVD player somewhere, light a fire in the stove in the shop once a week and have class. Just another crazy idea . . . as if I didn't have enough going on. But you know this would take care of some of my own exercise goals as well. Anybody a self taught dancer or used dance DVD's to learn to dance? I'm open for ideas. We'll see where it goes.

8 comments:

SciFiChick said...

Congrats on your 1st year! And what a cool idea about doing tap classes with the girls.

Ariane Depoche said...

Happy 1 year :)
I'm a friend of Mariah's, and I stumbled upon your blog by mistake, but have really enjoyed reading about your adventures (and am now seriously considering a sun oven!)

HermitJim said...

congrats on your upcoming bloggiversary! Gives you a funny eeling, doesn't it?

My second is coming up on the 17TH...and I still find it hard to believe!

Keep on doing such a fine job, my friend!

Melonie said...

Happy bloggiversary! :-)

I'm pretty sure there are home ballet DVDs out there too - a friend of mine used one in her homeschool efforts with her girls a few years back. I'll email and see if she can tell me the title. :-)

There might be something on YouTube also?

Momnerd said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year for you! I think that's a great idea with your girls, wish I could be there to participate in that!

Survival Chic said...

I found your blog recently. I love the idea of you teaching mom and me dance. Check out the royal acadamy of ballet (london) video classes. I am sure you can teach through the first levels and get it mostly right! I am on a small farmstead... check it out. (and would love a link!)

Angela said...

Thanks for all the comments and good ideas for dancing class! You guys/gals are great! :)

Angela said...

I totally agree with you on the dance options in the area. Can I send my girls over for your mom and me dance class? =) Happy bloggiversary.